Collaboration & Web 2.0


PersonalWeb Adds New Features to Social Learning Platform

PersonalWeb has released a new version of its free social learning platform designed to allow individual students, groups, clubs, and organizations to upload and share information with each other in the cloud.

Stony Brook University

Devices to Spur Interaction

Can interactive devices go beyond simply jazzing up lectures and actually transform what happens in the classroom?

Echo360 Integrates with Canvas LMS

Echo360 will integrate its active learning platform and lecture capture solution with the Instructure Canvas cloud-based learning management system.

Collegefeed Career Marketplace for Students and New Grads Launches Beta Program

Collegefeed, a new social site designed to connect students and recent graduates with employers, has begun its beta launch, which is open to students and new grads from the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University, and Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley.

Building Classroom Communities with Google+

A Georgetown professor uses Google+ to transform a classroom full of students into a community of learners. See how.



Thinking Big: Tools, Resources, and Strategies to Bring Big Data to the Classroom

In a Q&A with Mark Frydenberg, Bentley University's Senior Lecturer in Computer Information Systems, we explore how big data is increasingly flourishing all around us, and what that means for instruction, for the academic disciplines, and for IT in higher education.

Moodle Gets Quick Fix to Server Access

Moodle HQ has released Moodle 2.4.3 one week after the release of version 2.4.2. The update addresses a regression that accidentally made its way into 2.4.2, preventing teachers from accessing server files in some circumstances.

Native App Provides Complete Moodle Accessibility to Mobile Learning Devices

Users of the open-source learning management system Moodle will now be able to access course information and other features from their mobile devices.

Facebook Users Sharing More Personal Information Online

Facebook users are sharing less personal information publicly and more privately, but despite attempts to protect their privacy on the site, they often unwittingly end up sharing personal details with third-party apps and advertisers, according to a new study published in The Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality.

Panopto, Top Hat Monocle Team Up On Interactive Learning Tools

Joint venture aims to provide instructors with tools they can use to gauge learner comprehension and create an engaging classroom environment.